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Overview

Introduction

Actiflu Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms like runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion or stuffiness. It also helps in relieving pain and fever.

Actiflu Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is better to take it with food to avoid stomach upset. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach upset, and allergic reaction. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. This medicine can also cause sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make sleepiness worse.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Actiflu Syrup

Side effects of Actiflu Syrup

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Actiflu Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Actiflu Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Actiflu Syrup works

Actiflu Syrup is a combination of four medicines: Chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieve dry cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Actiflu Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Actiflu Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Actiflu Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Actiflu Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Actiflu Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actiflu Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Actiflu Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Patient Concerns

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Common Cold Cough and Sore throat
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
levofloxacin 500 mg , cetcip 10mg , syrup grilinctus 15ml all twice daily for 3 days
I am having common cold,tiredness,headache,cough
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
cetcip 10 mg twice daily for 5 dayssyrup Grilinctus BM 5 ml 3 times for 5 days
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References
  1. Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan HBr, Phenylephrine HCl. Lumberton, New Jersey: AAA Pharmaceutical, Inc. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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